Mai actor Wamiqa Gabbi on learning sign language for role of mute medical student
Despite the array of roles she has played on screen, Wamiqa Gabbi confesses to have been challenged by the part of a mute medical student in Mai.
Gabbi, who learnt the sign language for the Netflix web-series, says, “I have always enjoyed doing different things, and learning about things that I am unaware of. That’s what attracted me to this film. Both Anshai Lal and Atul Mongia, the director-duo of the series, added different shades and layers to this role. It became a well-rounded and complex part. As a young actor, I feel lucky to play a part where one has to communicate through sign language.”
Gabbi says she found promise in the script’s premise, as well as the power-packed team that was backing it. “I had the privilege to work with amazing talents like Sakshi ma’am [Tanwar], Raima [Sen], Seema ma’am [Pahwa], and Prashant [Narayan],” says the actor, who was last seen in Kabir Khan’s cricket drama, 83, and will soon be seen in the India adaptation of Modern Love.